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#356 of 712 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [chevyman29]
Jun 11, 2009 (8:35 am)
I just took my 2006 Colorado into the dealer due to rough idle also. It has 64,000 miles on it. You guessed it the head was bad. They are going to replace it for free. Would have been around $3000.00. If you have problems with your 5-cyl. engine idling rough make sure you tell the dealer that you know of this problem. Make sure the call the GM rep to see if your VIN fits into the free replacement grouping. By the way it is OK to drive it, the problem is that the valve does not seat and you lose compression at idle RPM's. The was a flaw in the main casting.
#357 of 712 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [weezy3]
Jun 11, 2009 (12:09 pm)
I baught my 2006 5 cyl Colarado in January 2007 as a new vehicle. It runs fine now, but I only have 20K on the engine, since I own and drive two other cars. My problem is that my warranty ends in about 7 months. I don't want to be stuck with a $3000 repair bill, but I love the truck.
I called the dealer and was told that my VIN was not subject to a warranty extension at this time. I assume it was built sometime in 2006. I also called a HQ cutomer service number they gave me and was told the same.
You can bet that I will be making some more calls and inquiries before my warranty ends.
Any suggestions?Was this problem corrected on newer 06 models?
#358 of 712 I will never buy a GM again
Jun 24, 2009 (5:32 pm)
I just picked up my Chevy COlorado from a dealership for the second time the head was bad. As you all know GM will honor the 100,000 miles under warranty. My problem 110,000 miles. As stated before this is the second time for this. The first time was at 60,000 now it is 50,000 on the new head. GM will not cover it as it is over the 100,000 mile mark. My main complaint is this is only 50,000 on the NEW head and they don't care! I got jerked around my so many people both at GM and my dealership. I was told that they can't do anything over 100,000 miles or they would have to for everyone. WHAT?!!! This is only 50,000 on this head....THAT GM KNOWS IS A PROBLEM!!!!! I was also informed that a civil lawsuit or class action lawsuit might be coming (if there are enough people) against this, as the dealership informed me that mine was one of the first vehicles to get this warrantied and that there may be more coming (like this is supposed to make me feel better about dropping $3200). Couple other funny notes about this is it was exactly the same cylinder (cylinder 2) on both heads, and both heads were produced by 2 different companies....I am thinking DESIGN FLAW!!! I am going to do everything in my LEGAL power to deter everyone I know (and ones I don't) to never buy a GM product again or visit the same dealership I did. One more thing...I also had to replace a cracked exhaust manifold with this....it just keeps getting better.
#359 of 712 Re: I will never buy a GM again [warren62594]
Jun 25, 2009 (3:24 pm)
Sorry to hear about your problems. I had a similar problem years ago with a 95 Corsica that had GM's 2.2 liter push rod engine. These engines ate head gaskets. The head gasket was replaced twice under the base warranty and once under the extended warranty that I had purchased when the car was new. The head gasket was leaking again after the extended warranty had expired at about 75,000 to 80,000 miles and GM refused to fix it. I said the job wasn't fixed right three times and they still refused to fix it. I wound up trading the car in for a Saturn. At 110,000 miles your better off trading it in for whatever it's worth. Good luck.
#360 of 712 GMC Canyon Engine Tapping
Jul 08, 2009 (2:30 pm)
I have a 2006 Canyon 5 cyl I just bought with 48000 miles. At idle there is an engine tapping noise, but it doesnt sound like a knock. My mechanic said it sounds like a tapping lifter and thicker oil will quiet it. My friends said chevy trucks do it too. Has anyone else noticed this problem and does it mean anything is or will break?
#361 of 712 RE: #360 Engine tapping
Jul 08, 2009 (4:55 pm)
You probably have the dreaded loose valve seat. Have a dealer check your truck. A special extended warrantee (to 100,000 miles on all Canyon/Colorado 4 & 5 cyl.) will fully cover the cost of a cylinder head replacement. Do not let them sell you anything else or charge you.
#362 of 712 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Tapping [myrtlecanyon]
Jul 14, 2009 (5:53 pm)
Call GM HQ ASAP. In my last (and only) post on this forum, I asked if anybody knew when the cutoff date for the valve cover problem warranty for 06 models ended. I have the late 06 model with only 22K but am worried that sooner or later I will be stuck with the $3000 repair bill.
No replies yet. Looks like you may already be haveing the problem. Heavier oil is not a fix for anything.
#363 of 712 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Tapping [falcon19]
Jul 30, 2009 (6:00 pm)
Anybody out there?
#364 of 712 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Tapping [falcon19]
Jul 31, 2009 (4:07 am)
"Falcon", you seem to be a little confused with your "problems". To the best of my knowledge, I've never heard of any "valve cover" issues. There have been, however, "valve seat" issues with the '04-'07 Canyon/Colorado I-5 engines. GM issued a letter to the owners of the "potentially effected" vehicles.
This letter, essentially stated that the engines on these vehicles were given an extended warranty for 7yrs/100,000 miles. Yes, if your engine is making new, and/or strange noises, you should have it looked at by the dealer ASAP. If it is indeed a cylinder head issue, the repair, if paid out of pocket", would be near $3000, parts and labor.
However, you said "valve cover"....I doubt a valve cover repair/replacement would cost $3000.
FWIW, my Canyon is now 4.5 years old, with 27,000 miles. Presently, it's running like a champ. IF, and I repeat IF, the head is one of the bad ones, I hope it craps out soon. I don't want to have to shell out the $$ myself, if if goes bad after the 7 year warranty is up...assming GM is still in business and honoring "old" waranties!!
#365 of 712 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [weezy3]
Jul 31, 2009 (6:19 am)
I have a 2004 Colorado with 58,000 miles on it. It runs very well, yet it clatters terribly at idle and when i throttle up. I have not had my check engine light come on at all since the last time i brought it to the dealer. The last time it had a miss, and the light came on. But now there is no light and plenty of clattering. Some one said that possibly the timing chain is out of adjustment, but i can't seem to find out even if there is an adjustment. I thought there was only guides in there with no adjustments. Is the clattering the valve seats or could it be the timing chain. Also does the check engine light need to be on in order for the dealer to check it out for the extended warrantee issue.